Mencia continued his journey up the comedy ladder by headlining “The Three Amigos” tour with Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco which sold out in record time around the United States. He was also featured in the independent films “Outta Time” and “29 Palms” and starred in guest spots on “The Shield” and “The Bernie Mac Show ” among others. In 2002 he received a CableACE Award nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special. That same year Mencia was featured on “Comedy Central Presents.” Mencia remained busy and after the success of his solo dvd “Carlos Mencia: Not For The Easily Offended ” “Mind of Mencia” went into development. The show was an instant hit and after the first season Comedy Central signed Mencia back for his own original stand-up special “Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached.” The special was the first Comedy Central Stand-up Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status.
“Mind of Mencia” became one of the strongest shows in Comedy Central history averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. “Mind of Mencia” was executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton (“Late Night with David Letterman”).
Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers’ hit feature film THE HEARTBREAK KID (DreamWorks). Mencia also starred in the family comedy OUR FAMILY WEDDING (FOX Searchlight) alongside America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker.
Since 2007 every holiday season Mencia has embarked on a USO Tour to the Persian Gulf to entertain the troops serving overseas. For his 2008 trip Mencia visited Kuwait to host “Operation MySpace ” an exclusive concert for American Troops in the Middle East alongside Jessica Simpson and The Pussycat Dolls.
Most recently Mencia has gone back to his comedic roots performing at a multitude of comedy venues – allowing him to share his newest material with a more intimate audience. His current tour called the “C 4 Urself Tour ” has been making stops all around the country performing for eager fans.